TO THE EDITOR: I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the support I had during my campaign for councilor of Ward 4 in the City of Plattsburgh.
First and foremost, to my wife and family for their patience and understanding when it came to the many hours I spent away from home as I went door to door throughout the ward.
The many letters to the editor, kind words from friends on Facebook and the well wishes from many people on the street were very inspiring to me.
This was a first-time endeavor for me, and without the help of the Board of Election workers and fellow candidates, I would have never been successful.
Most of all thanks to the voters of Ward 4 for their vote of confidence in me. Throughout my campaign, I emphasized being the best representative I can be for the citizens of Ward 4 and the City of Plattsburgh.
That time has come, and for the next three years, feel free to stop by the house or give me a call with any concerns you may have, no matter what they are.
Once again, thanks for your support, and I promise I won’t let you down.
PAUL “CRUSHER” O’CONNELL
TO THE EDITOR: On behalf of the FitzPatrick Cancer Center Treasure Chests (breast-cancer survivors) and the CVPH Foundation, I would like to acknowledge Shirley and Norman Monette for organizing the annual Moriah Town Car Show during October Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The event raised $3,000 for the Cancer Center.
More than 82 classic cars from the northeastern region of New York and Vermont participated and received trophies.
The day included a barbecue hosted by the Port Henry Knights of Columbus, a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, music provided by DJ Jerry Seymour and more.
Local businesses, organizations and individuals helped to make this a huge success. They included T&T Leasing, Egglefield Brothers, Mineville Oil, Garrand’s Nissan, Bill McBride Chevrolet, Durocher’s, Plattsburgh Ford, Ernie’s Discount Tools, G Stone Motors, McCadam Distributors, Pepsi, Glazier Meat Packing, Avery Fuel, Moriah Country Club, King’s Inn, Frank’s Knotty Pine, Paul Salarno & Sons, Relation’s Concrete, Coca Cola, Celotti’s Wine & Liqour, The Old Mine, Tuthill Logging, Scalzo Construction, Boyea’s Deli, Ticonderoga Federal Credit Union, Tony’s Sports, Freihofer Bakery, Koffee Kup Bakery, Champlain Contracting, Christopher Straight and the Monette daughters and grandchildren.
It is thanks to the generosity of the community that we are able to offer special programs, educational materials and lots more to women with breast cancer. Heartfelt thanks.
FitzPatrick Cancer Center
TO THE EDITOR: Thank you to all who made the Plattsburgh Housing Outlet Halloween Festival a success.
With the $4,700 raised for Ronald McDonald House in Burlington this year, we are thrilled to announce we have donated more than $52,000 to help their continued support of families in need including a majority from upstate New York.
Primelink, the Lions Club, NBT Bank, Filion Painting, CVPH Foundation, Champlain National Bank, Go! Calendars and Hydronic’s Heating sponsored homes and handed out safe treats to 475 children, despite a rainy day.
Della Honda sponsored the magician in their warm service area. District 3 gave firetruck tours and also sponsored a home.
Dunkin Donuts and Freihoffer’s donated doughnuts, while Rulf’s supplied cider. WOKO, Denton Publications and the Pennysaver provided promotional support. Plattsburgh Housing Outlet gave glow sticks for Halloween night. Taylor Rental provided the tables and chairs.
MaryAnn Green, Andrew the Computer Guy, Community Bank and Bob Wyand donated raffle items. SUNY Project Help provided volunteers for the day. Price Chopper gave gift cards.
We received monetary donations from business associates: Harold Way, Bill Lake, Stylecrest, Manorwood Homes, Titan, Champion, Wells Fargo, Adirondack Builder’s Association, Compton Products, John and Debbie Linney, Phil Green, Tom LaBombard, Haylor, Freyer & Coon, Haila Conant, Dr. Joseph Odnoha, Mc-Sweeney Orthodontics, Peru Rod and Gun, Syracuse Metro, Lehr Surveyors, Dave Reynolds, Chad Arel, Champlain Valley Electric, and Demag Riggers.
It was wonderful to see our community come together for such a fun and worthwhile day. Events such as this are what make the North Country special.
We sincerely appreciate everyone’s generosity.
Marketing director, event coordinator Plattsburgh Housing Outlet
TO THE EDITOR: Msgr. A.M. Gilbert Council 6136, Knights of Columbus, thanks all who helped to make our recent community fundraiser a success.
The proceeds from this function will help us to support our charitable programs throughout the year. We are grateful to all who attended and participated.
We also thank the Knights of Columbus members and their wives, the Ladies Auxiliary and other family members for their time and talent in assisting with this event.
Special thanks to these patrons for their generous support: Golub Corp. (Price Chopper), R. L. Vallee Inc. (Irving/Almoto’s/ Maplefields), Dragoon’s Farm Equipment, Church Oil Co., D.S. Specialties, Chauvin’s Insurance, Kavanaugh Realty (Joey Trombley), Hair Creations (Lisa Suprenant), Jim Rabideau Maple, Pizza Hut (Route 3 Plattsburgh), Cornerstone Drug & Gifts, Supernaw Construction, NAPA (Ellenburg), Cindy’s Country Store, J&C True Value Hardware, Border Press, Mooers Forks Auto Repair, Sample Brothers Maple Products, Kinney Drugs (Champlain), Adirondack Pine, Ace Hardware, Bedard’s Auto, Mooers Forks Sheet Metal, China Buffet (Champlain), Bourdeau Brothers, Community Bank (Champlain), Varin’s Country Market & Deli and Ross Funeral Home.
Also, Riley Ford, Viau Meats (Hemmingford, Que.), Hamilton Funeral Home, LaBarge Insurance Agency, LES Farm Sales, M&S Auto Body, Lowe’s Home Improvement, D&D Meats, Begors Seamless Gutters, Hong Kong Jade Buffet, Della Toyota, Texas Road House, Sam’s Club, Sample Lumber, Auto Zone, Border View Grocery & Subway, Begore’s Supply, Phil’s Chevrolet, Dominic’s Hardware (Ellenburg), L&M Convenience Store, Dick’s Country Store & Music Oasis, Nephew’s Liquor & Wine, Ray’s Appliance Sales & Service, Perras Garage, Woodmen Of The World (Tim Gonyo), Yando’s Big M Supermaket (Plattsburgh and Malone), Tedford’s Garage, The Wooden Goose, Parker’s Chevy, Sandi’s Country Kitchen, Bee Line Logistics, Five Guys and Bushey’s Auto Repair.